Woodward, Okla. —
In 2000, Peggy met the love and soul mate of her life, Dix Roper. They were married on his mother’s birthday, July 4, 2002. It was such a blessing for Peggy to have Dix brought into her life. She welcomed his children, Tom, Dana, and Mark into her life and his six grandchildren. Peggy felt her life had been so very blessed by God placing her in the Roper family. Peggy really enjoyed her relationship with Dana, and daughter-in-law, Tami Girton—both were so loving and helpful.
Peggy lost her battle with cancer on September 12, 2012 peacefully in her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elwood and Wanda Riley, and her brother, Gary Riley.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dix Alden Roper, her daughter and family of Phoenix, AZ, Shauna and Joe O’Connor, Alec and Shelby; her son and family of Gage, OK, Dusty and Tami Girton, McKayla, Riley, and Brendan; her daughter and family of Woodward, OK, Robyn and Ryan Price, Caroline and Connor; Tom and Teri Roper, Tyler and Tori; Steve and Dana McDonald, Megan and Ryan; Mark and Jennifer Roper, Kyle and Kaleb; sister-in-law Pat Riley, sister-in-law Linda and Gary Slaiger of Liberal, KS; and sister-in-law Jan Malone of Yukon, OK. Peggy is also survived by a very special father-in-law, Virgil Roper, whom she adored dearly, and many other family and friends.
Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Arnett, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with burial following at DeBolt Cemetery.
Shaw Funeral Home of Arnett is in charge of arrangements.